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During summer months Humane Society staff take extra steps to cool down animals.

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Veterinarians say heat related deaths with pets happen easier than you think.

The Southeast Kansas  Humane Society is at full capacity with cats and dogs. During summer months the staff has to take extra steps to cool down animals.

Swimming pools - plenty of water - regulated time in the heat and fans are added. Experts say to tell if your animal is dehydrated you can simply grab the top of their skin.

They say grab them by their skin and if it pops right back down that's good because  that means they are not dehydrated.  But if you pull it up and it has a tendency to stay up that means they are dehydrated and you need to possibly take them straight to a vet.

The Humane Society of Missouri suggests pet owners not leave their pets unattended in vehicles when temperatures are above 70 degrees.

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